The Power to think big with Vodafone SD-WAN
Looking for something to streamline your digital transformation journey? Need better quality information to help you make better decisions?
Imagine a tool that gives you total visibility of what’s happening on your network and also allows you to solve every day networking issues. That’s Vodafone’s new Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) product, a virtual solution that sits over your existing or new network [MJVI1] and gives you immediate visibility and control of network traffic.
The key lies in its ability to combine a centrally controlled and managed wi-fi solution, a secure firewall and state of the art analytics and application controls. These tools help IT administrators to streamline and improve the end-user experience, and crucially to significantly reduce the time it takes to isolate network or application problems that lie beyond the local area network.
Networks can be complicated and the job of the IT administrator can be made needlessly difficult when applications, firewalls, devices and bandwidth management all requires different systems and manual interventions to keep up and running.
But with Vodafone SD-WAN, you can manage all these from one place. For example, it’s possible to prioritise bandwidth to critical apps as they need it without the need for an engineer call out, and a built-in application programming interface (API) library allows you to quickly and easily set new policies remotely.
Ideal for medium to large businesses, migration to SD-WAN is managed by Vodafone’s end to end experts so it can be installed and up and running quickly, without the need for multiple vendors. The overall goal is to simplify the IT administrator’s workload, to free them up to focus on adding value to the system and allowing them to work on integrating and automating as many aspects of network management as possible.
Vodafone’ Business’ SD-WAN product is built on the Cisco Meraki cloud management platform which means it’s possible to do this using the systems’ built in library of APIs. The result is an agile and intelligent network that can anticipate the demands of the business.
“As businesses move applications to the cloud, they must be able to connect users and devices to these applications without compromising security, performance and manageability,” said Shane Paola, Global Sales Director, Service Providers, at Cisco Meraki. “Vodafone’s selection of Cisco Meraki SD-WAN to power its new managed service checks all the boxes so customers can have peace of mind that their managed services can be turned up quickly, intuitively managed from the cloud, while ensuring that application performance and security is optimized.”
Vodafone SD-WAN can be put in place in a staged process that means customers can adopt it at a pace that suits them, with no down time or disruption to the network.
So if your business is following a digital transformation agenda and using more cloud-based services, or you’re facing increased demand to support remote, mobile and flexible working, then Vodafone SD-WAN enabled by Cisco Meraki is the tool you need.
The key benefits of Vodafone’s SD-WAN system are:
- Visibility and control: Get a single view of the whole network. See where demand is building and solve issues before they occur.
- Security: The virtual network makes it easier to update security rules and react quickly to threats, across all devices and sites.
- Cost: Save time and money by having more user-control over your network.
- Flexibility: Respond rapidly to business and application needs. Add or remove bandwidth to your network according to demand.
At Vodafone we believe that intelligent connectivity is the backbone of your business ambition. Our SD-WAN solution will provide you with the flexibility, control and visibility you need to take advantage of the next wave of innovation – and stay ahead of the competition.